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Teacher Training for Union County K-8 Educators: “Falcon Cam in the Classroom” 

October 13, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Trailside Nature and Science Center are teaming up once again to offer a one-of-a-kind teacher training workshop, Falcon Cam in the Classroom, for formal and non-formal educators living or working in Union County. 

“Union County has been part of an ongoing effort to ensure the ...

Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted onto Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began. 

Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...

Prosecutor: 4 Arrested in Westfield Massage Parlor Prostitution Raids

WESTFIELD, NJ – A nine-month-long investigation into alleged prostitution at massage establishments in town led the arrests of four parlor managers this week, authorities said.

Authorities charged Qingxia Zhu, 28, of Westfield, Jing Liu, 53, of Linden, Xiaoman Zhang, 56, of Watchung, and Michelle X. Gao, 60, of Springfield, with third-degree promoting prostitution and promoting ...

Two Elizabeth Residents Charged with Animal Cruelty After Claims of Leaving Sick Dog Chained Up Without Food and Water

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two Elizabeth residents have been charged with leaving an elderly and sickly dog chained up outside in unsanitary conditions without food or water, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. 

Moris and Glady Gamez, 47 and 48 years of age, respectively, were both charged on Thursday with fourth-degree animal cruelty. 

Elizabeth Police officers Daniel ...

Union County Graduates First Class of Non-Profit Leaders

UNION COUNTY NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the first graduating class of the new Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute. The 44 graduates were recruited from local non-profit organizations in partnership with the Union County Non-Profit Consortium, with the goal of developing the next generation of informed, effective executives in the non-profit ...

Vigil Held in Elizabeth for Mariee, Toddler Who Died After Being Detained by ICE in Texas

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Crowd gathered on Wednesday evening in front of the CoreCivic immigration detention center in Elizabeth for a vigil for 18-month-old Mariee Juárez, the toddler who died in Ice Custody, and to demand an end to family detentions across the United States.

Make the Road New Jersey, First Friends, American Friends Service Committee, faith and community leaders, ...

Over Fifty Animals Rescued in Two Elizabeth Animal Cruelty Cases

ELIZABETH, NJ -  Over fifty animals were rescued from unsafe and unsanitary living conditions as a result of a pair of independent animal cruelty investigations that took place in Elizabeth in July says, Union County Prosecutor’s Office Investigations Supervisor John Esmerado.

Rosa Montero who lives on the 200 block of Fulton Street in Elizabeth has been charged in the First case ...

Union County Narcotics Investigation Yields Seizure of Two Kilos of Heroin

UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

Noel Ramiro Hernandez of Indianapolis, Indiana is ...

CHS Student Running 5th Annual School Supply Drive

CRANFORD - Daniel Serna is a Cranford High School student running his fifth annual school supply drive to benefit children whose families are served by Homefirst in Plainfield. Area residents can drop off new school supplies in the donation box at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Avenue through August 15th.

Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services provides ...

Kenilworth Superintendent, Accused of Defecating on Holmdel Track, Resigns

KENILWORTH, NJ — A little more than three months since being arrested on charges of lewdness, public defecation and littering, Kenilworth Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tramaglini has tendered, and the Kenilworth Board of Education has accepted, his resignation, effective Sept. 30, 2018. 

In a story that went global, Tramaglini was arrested in ...

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